Learn about sustainability while helping out at our off-grid homestead in beautiful Northern California, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    Nestled in the coastal range of Mendocino County, California (about 45 minutes west of Ukiah) we are establishing a small farm and wildlife sanctuary.  Based on principles of sustainability & permaculture our expanding ridge top garden consists of a variety of fruits, veggies, herbs and flowers. We are a vegetarian household living very simply off the grid. Our homestead is remote.

    Andreas runs his own solar company and installs both off-grid and grid tied photovoltaic systems. He has a background in mechanical engineering and is originally from Germany. I (Laura) have a background in teaching. I have taught in four countries. Currently, I am working at a local hot springs resort. Andreas and I both love to travel. We met in the Philippines and traveled between the U.S.A. and Germany for five years before purchasing land in Mendocino County.

    WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH CHAINSAW OR SOLID BUILDING SKILLS TO HELP OUT IN THE SPRING.

    SORRY, BUT WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE CHILDREN, DOGS OR OTHER PETS!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Come learn how to live off the grid, grow and process organic food, harvest local wild foods, make herbal products and become a land steward. At times we may also be working on a green building project as well.

  • Help

    Help

    Aside from garden tasks additional projects may include gathering seaweed and other native wild foods, cooking, canning, fermenting foods, making herbal preparations, habitat restoration, brush and trail clearing, small scale green building and learning how to build and maintain an off grid infrastructure and solar system.

    We are looking for hardworking self-starters  who are open minded, love to work outdoors, want to unplug and would enjoy the serenity of a mountain forest.  If you have ever thought you might like to homestead or purchase raw land then our farm would be a good place to visit.  If you are looking for a commercial farm you will not find it here.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Camping is available. RV/Camper parking is available. Indoor sleeping space may be available in the winter.

    ORGANIC FOOD IS PROVIDED

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our idea of entertainment is reading, hiking, sunbathing, stargazing, drumming and conversing around the campfire.

    Things to do in the area include enjoying the local hot springs, virgin redwood groves, rivers, beaches and historic coastal towns. Having your own car is helpful but not necessary. We can pick you up in Ukiah or Mendocino. A weekly trip into town is available.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for vans and small travel trailers, however access to our homestead is via 1.2 miles of dirt road.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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